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by Jonco
Mon 13 Jan, 2014 18:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ODB codes
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: ODB codes

............. I selected the ABS module and it reports error codes: 49 118 113 Found this in my saved links section: http://realitypod.com/2012/06/bmw-complete-diagnostic-fault-code-list-e36-e46-e90-and-more/ Not used it for awhile and then only on engine codes -which were accurate. Your codes appe...
by Jonco
Sun 12 Jan, 2014 15:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2701

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

.........INPA loads OK but just crashes when you try and run a script. Error is "IFH-0003: Data transmission HOST/Interface failed". tried all sorts of things found on various forums but with no luck. I'm in Middlewich and do get over to Chester occasionally. If I buy the beer can we meet up and tr...
by Jonco
Sun 12 Jan, 2014 14:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: DSC light comes on at 20mph
Replies: 48
Views: 2701

Re: DSC light comes on at 20mph

Tufarlian wrote: ............I'm not able to get INPA to work so I'm struggling to find out where the problem is..............
Which INPA version have you got? I have the BMtechnics and it works ok on a `98 1.9 - never tried it on anything else yet. Whereabouts are you in Cheshire?
by Jonco
Sat 11 Jan, 2014 11:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

and it specifies a metal impellar. Jonco changed his OE 4-pot waterpump recently and he had been surprised to find it had a metal impeller. :shrug That's true - as far as I know it was OE. I fitted a Meyler replacement but as already said it's about peace of mind. My rough calculation was if it las...
by Jonco
Mon 06 Jan, 2014 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

This seems to offer a cure for your problem - looks a bit like cracking a safe. :D Just need to find a friendly female from the US who can explain what a "booby pin" is. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tETEtb5Yr_o First disappointment is that "booby pin" is a bobby pin aka a hair grip :( Second i...
by Jonco
Fri 03 Jan, 2014 19:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

Thanks Del,

Haynes manual says virtually the same as No 1 - but problem is you cannot pull it out as key is not gripping on anything.

YouTube one looks good - will google US Hot Women for booby pin info. :wink:
by Jonco
Fri 03 Jan, 2014 16:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

:head: :head: Unable to get lock barrel out - as i) no grip on key, ii) ident will not move and iii) having to guess where correct position is for rod insert (key removed for photo) http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag455/jonco2/RodInsert_zpsa98fa48f.jpg Looks like I'll have to remove whole assemb...
by Jonco
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

Thanks for the input guys. I have had a quick look this afternoon. When I re-connect the battery the ignition is clearly still in the `on' position which probably why steering lock is not operating. When I turn the key, in either direction, some very slight resistance can be felt but clearly insuffi...
by Jonco
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 10:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

Southernboy wrote:Try turning the steering wheel with the key removed...it should engage the steering lock at the appropriate position ??
Will try later - Cheers
by Jonco
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

Had the same problem a few years ago. Get it replaced while the ignition still works and you can drive to the indie. :drive Thanks BonBon - can you remember if it was the lock cylinder or complete lock assembly? Problem may now be I cannot restart the car unless it engages - see Southernboy's comme...
by Jonco
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Ignition/column lock problem

Hi...my lock does that sometimes...What I do is slightly turn the steering from side to side with the key in the ignition and turn the key back and forth too...it then engages correctly. Seems to be something to do with age and the lock / steering column position. Give that a try and hopefully it'l...
by Jonco
Thu 02 Jan, 2014 10:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition/column lock problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Ignition/column lock problem

Happy New Year but unhappy new problem. Arrived home last night and put zed into garage, but when I went to switch off the key was just turning through 360' in ignition lock - there was no resistance and key could be removed with engine still running :!: Had to stop the engine by pulling a few plug ...
by Jonco
Tue 31 Dec, 2013 15:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain and Airbag light?
Replies: 59
Views: 4647

Re: Rain and Airbag light?

`impa' is typo - littlefeller has INPA.

If you can access someone with kit then what Robert says is correct - you connect the 20pin and on INPA go to Body - Airbag and clear error codes. If all is well they will stay out.
by Jonco
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor part numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: cam sensor part numbers

I think it is described as a Pulse Generator - have a look at Part 14 on
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=10&hl=21
by Jonco
Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: cam sensor part numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: cam sensor part numbers

as title, does anyone happen to know the correct part number for this part - 98 m44 engine, there is a lot of discrepancy's if you google this part. there is also a wide difference in prices :? some are listed as m44 but are quite obviously not (maybe m43/42) the one for the m44 saloon is also diff...
by Jonco
Fri 27 Dec, 2013 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm playing up.
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Alarm playing up.

Low battery voltage can also cause strange things to happen re alarm setting and if battery has been dead flat could also have caused system to go to default factory settings? Agreed - I have noticed that when the alarm battery has drained, i.e during main battery disconnection for maintenance, it ...
by Jonco
Thu 26 Dec, 2013 10:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm playing up.
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Alarm playing up.

..........Don't know If the alarm is actually setting or not as yet as I haven't had time to go out and have a play with it, but it's definatley behaving differently now since it came back tho............ It sounds as as if you have the 3G EWS system with the EWS II transponder system which is the ...
by Jonco
Tue 24 Dec, 2013 15:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm playing up.
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Alarm playing up.

Unfortunately not the best of days to be asking.
More info required. If it blips then the fob is communicating but is that all it does or is it actually centrally locking? What area have the body shop worked on?
by Jonco
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 19:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Dash removal - any suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Dash removal - any suggestions?

This may help with centre console
https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/disp ... .+513-3%29 -
sorry haven't got anything for dash.
by Jonco
Tue 17 Dec, 2013 18:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member in Flintshire
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: New member in Flintshire

fast_dps wrote:Colin (Jonco)
Certainly would be! :wink: Got your email. Have to catch up soon, especially once the Zed is here. :) D
Have read your reply and responded with some info. Speak again soon - good luck and enjoy the ride. :cheers
by Jonco
Mon 16 Dec, 2013 22:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New member in Flintshire
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: New member in Flintshire

Welcome - hope you enjoy it on here - you wouldn't happen to be a GrowHow darren would you? :wink:
by Jonco
Sun 15 Dec, 2013 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

pingu wrote:
Maybe my memory is playing tricks with me. ..................
Edit: Nope, memory is still OK, TADA...

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4121
Pingu - Impressive memory after ~9 years. Thanks for link.
by Jonco
Sat 14 Dec, 2013 15:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

.............IIRC, fitting it was quite a pain as you have to do something inside the fusebox and space is VERY limited. It is NOT a "plug and play" relay change. Was about to place an order when I read this. Pingu - don't suppose you can remember what else needs doing. Wiring diagram http://wedoph...
by Jonco
Fri 13 Dec, 2013 20:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

That may have been the price a while ago, as BMWFans quotes £65 as the GBP price (See http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/61358368039/). However Coopers are currently asking £135 or thereabouts. The same part fits E36 3-series and E38 7-series, so you may be able to find cheaper versions. It says "Na...
by Jonco
Fri 13 Dec, 2013 13:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

.........The BMW relay for DRL use of the main beams costs about £65 or so -....... Mike - definitely interested but is that a UK price - if so would be grateful if could say where please? As stated above I made an enquiry through BMWMini Parts and they were quoting £99 +VAT (RRP was £112 +VAT) - d...
by Jonco
Tue 10 Dec, 2013 20:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

Jonco - I saw Mike's post about this as well. Not being an expert in auto electrics, in simple terms how does this work? If it's a simple, legal upgrade that looks trendier - that suits me fine :) Del, I am no expert either - maybe Mike or somebody else can explain. I have found the part on http://...
by Jonco
Tue 10 Dec, 2013 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key
Replies: 31
Views: 4081

Re: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key

littlefeller, what module are you talking to using INPA? I don't think I have managed to talk to the alarm properly on mine, only to the immobiliser. I have the later alarm and I know for sure that it can be interrogated to find what triggered it, as my dealer checked this for me and gave me a prin...
by Jonco
Tue 10 Dec, 2013 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: People with angel eyes
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: People with angel eyes

............ it would be better to fit the BMW system, where a special module (61 35 8 368 039) replaces the main beam relay, supplying the main beam lamps at low voltage when the ignition is turned on. This also has the advantage that it is a fully Z3 type-approved DRL system, which would stop any...
by Jonco
Mon 09 Dec, 2013 17:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot battery holder?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: Boot battery holder?

IIRC the 'Battery Master Switch' was fitted at the factory so the battery was disconnected while the vehicle was in transit. The dealer removed the switch as part of the PDI. You'll never find it :wink: Thanks Mint - I'll stop looking now!!! Thought it may have been some sort of emergency isolator ...
by Jonco
Mon 09 Dec, 2013 17:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot battery holder?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: Boot battery holder?

Apologies kkkrisss for being slightly off topic ( but same area so maybe not worth a new thread). BMW Archive vin decoder indicates my vehicle has " S818A - Batteriehauptschalter - Battery master switch" as a fitted option but I have never been able to find anything resembling this. Any ideas where ...
by Jonco
Mon 09 Dec, 2013 09:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot battery holder?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: Boot battery holder?

There is a clamp which comes over the bottom lip of the battery.
See item 5 on this http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=61&fg=30
It may vary between models - I'm sure somebody will point out differences.
by Jonco
Sat 30 Nov, 2013 22:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Leakingexpansion tank!
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Leakingexpansion tank!

Euro Car parts - they have a sale on at the moment or carparts4less who are usually cheaper for same brand tank.

Not sure which model you have but this may be of interest http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... tion+tank- I used it when changing mine.
by Jonco
Mon 18 Nov, 2013 19:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm help pleeeeeeeaaassseeee
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Alarm help pleeeeeeeaaassseeee

.......Correct at least I'm not going mad :D my car is a 1997 model with the brick alarm, and to be fair I haven't had any bother with it. (touch wood) If `touching wood' stops working, then let me know as I have a copy of the Supplementary Owner's Handbook for the 3G EWS which I believe covers you...
by Jonco
Wed 30 Oct, 2013 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rubber door trim
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: rubber door trim

Hi @MartyB,

I had forgotten about this Mike Fishwick article in the KB http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=14162. May be of interest - note comments in ~3rd para about different filter types.
by Jonco
Wed 30 Oct, 2013 09:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Narrow body / wide body
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Narrow body / wide body

... but how do I confirm this... do they look different from non LSD's or are there some markings on the casing? You may find this of interest http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14162 If you go into your local dealer and give him your VIN or Reg he should be able to give you a prin...
by Jonco
Sun 27 Oct, 2013 13:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rubber door trim
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: rubber door trim

If you look at http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH72&mospid=48079&btnr=11_1568&hg=11&fg=30 then this is the type the cup wrench fits. Some of the filters do have the through bolt but I don't know whether this is determined by engine size, year or both . If it was that much of a pain to ...
by Jonco
Fri 25 Oct, 2013 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: rubber door trim
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: rubber door trim

....................... Also since its winter oil change time, i had a bit of bother getting the filter off does anyone know what size of socket would go over the top of that or is it best with the strap sort of removal tool? I use a cup wrench - you can get them from Halfords - this should do but ...
by Jonco
Sun 20 Oct, 2013 19:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: dehumidifier
Replies: 10
Views: 5915

Re: dehumidifier

................ sometimes I do get a damp/ musky smell, it isn't strong but its there. .......... feels dry inside? May be worth eliminating under carpets as source of smell . Recently had the seats out of mine (for seat bush replacement) and was astounded to find foam under carpet on driver's sid...
by Jonco
Thu 17 Oct, 2013 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 instrument cluster lamps how many should i have?
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: 1.9 instrument cluster lamps how many should i have?

As I stated earlier my '98 1.9 ( Dec '97 build) does not have one. It is not shown in owner's handbook either. If you don't have handbook and want a copy of relevant pages then pm me your email address and I will send you a scanned copy tomorrow.
by Jonco
Sun 13 Oct, 2013 13:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: exhaust back box 1.9 1997
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: exhaust back box 1.9 1997

Agree with Del's comments.

Note : Andyboy is breaking his might be worth asking what exhaust is on it. May not be the original http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 02#p364302
by Jonco
Fri 11 Oct, 2013 13:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zeds dead baby
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: zeds dead baby

Jonco wrote:......... There was a thread a few months ago where the . typical `idle' drain figure for the Zed was quoted ..................
Mike Fishwick's comment in this thread may be of interest http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... idle+drain
by Jonco
Thu 10 Oct, 2013 14:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: zeds dead baby
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: zeds dead baby

.......Disconnect the battery when not in use...or get a trickle charger?? ............. Also, some headunits if not wired into the ignition switch circuit will drain power constantly...:wink: Alarm system is also a constant drain. There was a thread a few months ago where the . typical `idle' drai...
by Jonco
Tue 08 Oct, 2013 15:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: alarm led
Replies: 20
Views: 8640

Re: alarm led

[quote="Damon"]..........Has anyone sourced a replacement switch? [quote] From my experience I think the only way you will get a proper replacement is from someone breaking a Zed - there are a few going at the moment. On mine the LED was still working (I still had the lense cover) but the switch was...
by Jonco
Mon 07 Oct, 2013 21:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1.9 16v mpg...
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: 1.9 16v mpg...

We did a 2800mile Euro trip in September in our 1.9 Auto and did many tank full to tank full checks along the way. Driving conditions varied from long 80mph autoroute/strada runs, Swiss mountain passes, urban driving and a few traffic jams. Mainly with top down and a fully laden car. Petrol grade wa...
by Jonco
Sat 05 Oct, 2013 17:29
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)

Thanks Barry,

Will have a look at that one.

Cheers

Colin
by Jonco
Fri 04 Oct, 2013 19:22
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)

I don't think the console is finished with conventional paint - it seems to be some kind of rubberised coating - you might want to take a look at things like plasti-dip and see if they provide a better match. Cheers R. Thanks - Agree on coating - have read on a few sites that's why you need the bar...
by Jonco
Fri 04 Oct, 2013 16:58
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Fifty shades of Grey (or maybe black)

No - not more silly novels but a question on centre console painting. I am trying to find an aerosol paint to restore my centre console to original internal specification which was the '98 `Black' version. The top lacquer is coming off in parts so it needs a complete rub-down, bar coating and respra...
by Jonco
Sun 29 Sep, 2013 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear bumper
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Rear bumper

I believe they are different and there was a thread about this a few months ago but I cannot find it at the moment - somebody will be along soon I'm sure - might be worth searching previous posts. If you go on http://www.realoem.com/bmw and feed in different models/years then they appear to be diffe...
by Jonco
Wed 25 Sep, 2013 20:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Underbody Rust Protection " Which one ? "
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Underbody Rust Protection " Which one ? "

...........................as I only have the use of the place for a few hours and didn't want to waste time waiting for it to dry off............ If you have axle stands to get it off the ground a bit then you can power wash and inspect in advance. Sills and wheel arch liners can be removed when o...
by Jonco
Wed 25 Sep, 2013 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rattling noise from beneath at 2500rpm??
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Rattling noise from beneath at 2500rpm??

You may be right...often it's the one of the silencers with "loose guts"...the baffles etc come adrift and at certain vibration levels will rattle...alternately, it could be one of the aluminium heat sheilds under the car, or again if you've bottomed the car somewhere, it may just be the exhaust is...